R R Merliss' "The Stutterer" (novelette, manhunt, free): A manhunt with a happy ending for both hunter & hunted
One of the machines, Jon Hall, will escape to earth & eventually tell his story to people there - a very moving story that melts a lot of hearts...
- Judith Merril (ed)'s "SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy" (1956).
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, April 1955.
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Among the stories edited by John Campbell for Astounding/Analog.
Related: Robots/Androids/AIs in fiction.